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Publishers Weekly, 3/19/12
“In this exciting tale—part detective story, part history of science—Anderson (“Shakespeare” by Another Name) vividly recreates the torturous explorations and enthralling discovery of three peripatetic and insatiably curious explorers.”
“[An] excellent account…Arresting…Anderson serves up a rich broth of details.”
Good, well written book. Same subject as "Chasing Venus" but a different point of view. Well resherch.Published 1 month ago by john d. howard
Well written. Gives one a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices some have made to get us to where we now are in our knowledge of where we are in this vast universe.Published 13 months ago by Jeffrey Graves
Take an astronomical event, and you would assume it would all be boring. The author has created a very interesting history that is in itself quite an adventure. Read morePublished 19 months ago by P. Eckstein
this is a well written book of a great story. perhaps being a scientist makes it a little more interesting but i just think is a cracking good tale of how scientific exploration... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. craig
This book is for anyone who looks up at Venus and contemplates the Universe. What do we know about it, and what is left to learn? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mary B.
If you are reading this, then you are almost certainly considering to buy this book. Here are two good reasons why I think you should:
1) It is very entertaining;... Read more
It was quite enjoyable to read about Venus transits from the past and how much hardship they endured in the quest for science!Published on October 26, 2013 by Pulpit Pounding Political Pundit
I am reading this book now and its very well written. I've already taken astronomy, so I am familiar with most of the terms. Its not for a novice.Published on May 16, 2013 by shopper1
TDTWDTS is story-telling of the highest order, a first rate popular history of a few of the many expeditions that were involved in measuring the advance of Venus across the face of... Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Librum